|Poster:||Dudley Dead||Date:||May 14, 2010 7:43am|
|Forum:||GratefulDead||Subject:||Re: Transitions vs. medleys|
The example you give surprises me a bit, as in 78, they could still do the transition thing . For comparison, I checked the the same transition on 1/10/78 ( I was at the show), and yes it is a pretty quick jump to FT from WR, but some of the transitions earlier in the set are more drawn out . Also, in 78 , there are "Wharf Rats" that do take it out longer , and lovingly so . At this period, they seem to have a bigger variety of transitions, everything from the quick jump, to long slow transitional jams .
I remember a Head I worked with, saying this in the mid 80's " I wish they would just end the song, rather than have these fake segues " . It was almost like , "Oh we are the Grateful Dead, so we have to have every song in our 2nd set go together ".